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Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser asks people to go 'Over the Edge'

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - A local non-profit is asking people to go over the edge to make a difference for at-risk youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is bringing back one of the most adventurous fundraisers in the Roanoke valley for the second year in a row - Over the Edge.

WSLS 10 Anchor Lindsey Ward took the plunge in 2014. 

Organizers are hoping to have 50 rappellers signed up by Monday. On Friday, around 40 people had registered.

Here's how it works: Each rappeller needs to raise $1,000. Then, on May 2, each person who reached that goal will scale the Patrick Henry building in downtown Roanoke.

That thousand dollars covers one child to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for one year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to raise $100,000 by May. So far, they're about half way there.

If you're interested in participating or giving, visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website